Posts Tagged ‘building’

Wind pool rate to go up 3.2% for homeowners, 5% on commercial policies

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Insurance rates for the state wind pool are set to increase Dec. 1 on renewals and new policies. The Sun Herald reports a Mississippi Insurance Department filing shows owners of homes and mobile homes will see hikes of 3.2 percent, and commercial policies will go up 5 percent. Wind pool director […] [...]

County sees building permits soar; up 41 percent compared to last year

OLIVE BRANCH — Planners in DeSoto County say July’s brisk pace for building permits is a hopeful sign for the local economy. County deputy planning director Tom Haysley tells The Commercial Appeal that the housing industry is cautious about identifying the spurt as a trend but records show more permits are being issued for subdivision […] [...]

Aldermen scrap revamping of building codes due to budget woes

OCEAN SPRINGS — Aldermen have decided not to spend money for an update to the codes that govern how the city of Ocean Springs will develop. The Sun Herald reports the cost was $25,000 to hire a professional to go through the city’s zoning and other codes to make them better at protecting the city’s […] [...]

City to appeal property values set by county assessor

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi intends to appeal the valuation of dozens of buildings that the county assessor says have no value — and therefore the owners pay no property tax — since Hurricane Katrina. Community development director Jerry Creel presented the city council yesterday a list of buildings that are appraised by the […] [...]

Work to begin on new USM golf practice facility

HATTIESBURG — Right now, a rolling landscape of churned earth is all that can be seen at the northeast corner of the Hattiesburg Country Club. Within the next few months, those 5½ acres will be transformed into the kind of first-class practice facilities that the Southern Miss men’s and women’s golf teams never have been […] [...]

Southern Miss to start massive student residence complex

HATTIESBURG — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a massive student housing project on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Century Park South will bring residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6-million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure. “The […] [...]

City sees building permits soar during first quarter

CORINTH — Building permit activity in the first three months of the year was sharply higher in Corinth. The Daily Corinthian reports the Corinth School District’s softball complex accounted for about two-thirds of the quarter’s total of $4.356 million. In the same quarter a year ago construction permits totaled $555,350. CIG Contractors obtained a permit for […] [...]

Clinic breaks ground on new dermatology facility

HATTIESBURG — Dermatology-South, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility. The new facility will be located at #3 Thompson Park Drive, just off Highway 11 in Hattiesburg,. Upon completion, the Dermatology-South facility will be home to Hattiesburg Clinic dermatologists William L. Waller III, MD, and Beth Rose, MD, […] [...]

Hailstorm does estimated $22M worth of damage to state buildings

METRO JACKSON — The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl isn’t the most aesthetically appealing place to train officers these days, its director, Pat Cronin, concedes. The March 18 hailstorms that struck metro Jackson destroyed 87 law enforcement and civilian vehicles parked at the academy when the storms hit, punched holes in roofing […] [...]

Officials mulling building codes for unincorporated areas

OXFORD — Some buildings in unincorporated areas of Lafayette County may soon have to be constructed according to building codes, though officials are still working on the details. A code has not been adopted. However, county supervisors have appointed a committee to work out details of what will be in the building code Proposals to […] [...]

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